09/16/14 11:20am

Wythe Street Park being cleared in the Parker Gray area of Alexandria, Virginia
This is an update to this post.

We get requests all the time about this park, which is currently being cleared of the existing structures on the Pendleton Street side of the Wythe Street park (Click link above if you have not seen the renderings). I have a call into a few people and will update as soon as I have something definitive.

09/16/14 10:53am

Local commuters encouraged to try public transit during the month of September

DASH joins other transit systems and local jurisdictions across the commonwealth to promote Try Transit Week, September 15 -19, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This is a great time to discover new alternatives to your commute and how to get around while saving time, money, and energy!

DASH is offering three chances for you to join us in Try Transit Week activities:

  1. Create a one minute video or submit your answer in writing, and answer the question: “Why Do You Take Transit?” Email your answer to DASHContest@alexandriva.gov. The winner will receive a DASH Goody Bag that includes a DASH Pass valid for one calendar month. Entries are due by September 30, 2014.
  2. Like DASH on Facebook, Follow DASH on Twitter, and subscribe to DASH eNews and be entered to win a DASH Pass.
  3. Join DASH at various Alexandria locations, and in Arlington at the Shirlington Transit Center, for transit give-a-ways. Enter for a chance to win a DASH Pass when you pledge to Try Transit and practice pedestrian safety!
  • Sat., Sept. 13 – Del Ray Farmer’s Market: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Sept. 15 – King Street Metro Station: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 16 – King Street Metro Station: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Tues., Sept. 16 – Shirlington Transit Center: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 17- Potomac Yard (Staples): 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sept. 18 – Shirlington Transit Center: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Thurs., Sept. 18 – King Street Metro Station: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 19 – Alexandria Transit Store: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

More information on these activities is available at www.dashbus.com.

What is Try Transit Week?

Try Transit Week, which takes place September 15 -19, 2014, is a week-long, educational event designed to encourage Virginians to reduce their use of single-occupancy vehicles and try a form of transit such as bus, rail, or trolley. Pledge to try transit Try Transit Week and you will be automatically entered to win a one year of transit service and a pair of round-trip tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional. Visit trytransitweek.org to learn more about the event and to enter your pledge.

09/16/14 10:47am

APD Road closed


The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a suspicious package Tuesday morning in the 400 block of Courthouse Square at U.S. District Court. It is not known whether the package was inside or outside the building.

09/16/14 8:33am

Old Town Theater in Alexandria, Virginia
In case you missed out on any of them, it’s always great to revisit our greatest posts about Alexandria on Red Brick Town. Here are the ten (10) most popular posts on Red Brick Town for August 2014.

In August, we broke the news that Capital Bikeshare was expanding in Alexandria and that Sugar Shack Donuts was opening a shop here in Alexandria. We also broke some news regarding the Old Town Theater. All of these items are on the list and more. The list runs from 1 to 10 in terms of number of views.


09/15/14 5:02pm

REMINDERPlease consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the name of your pet and the neighborhood where you live.

For today’s pet photo of the day (after the jump…), here is our Bea who just LOVES to jump in and out of open boxes at Carlyle Towers in Alexandria, Virginia. To see more pet photos, visit this link.